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Aggies Pick Up Another 4* RB for 2010, Mister Jones Now One of Three

A week ago today, the Colorado Buffaloes top recruit and Colorado prep RB Mister Jones changed his pledge from the Buffs to the Texas A&M Aggies. It was just another reason many can't wait to turn the calendar on 2009 to 2010 because '09 has been a year to forget in every aspect of Colorado football. But  hopefully Mister Jones might rethink his decision to commit to Texas A&M.

Yesterday, the Aggies added their third running back of the cycle, another 4 star player according to Rivals in Texas high school prep D.J. Jones. Here are all three 2010 running back commits:

2010 RB Commits
Name Class National RB Rank Star Rating
Mister Jones Fr 28th 4*
D.J. Jones Fr 27th 4*
Ben Malena Fr 25th 4*


Texas A&M currently has ten running backs on its roster, seven of which are underclassmen. They return their two top backs from a year ago in soon to be junior Cyrus Gray and sophomore Christine Michael, a former 5 star and top running back recruit in 2009.

The Colorado Buffaloes on the other hand have six total running backs on the roster. Demetrius Sumler will be a senior next year which leaves only Rodney Stewart and Brian Lockridge as running backs who have seen any action. The Colorado coaches made it clear last year that they don't have a desire to play Lockridge with any consistency although he is one of the fastest players on the team. Mister Jones was thought to have had a chance to play from day one especially when you consider Rodney Stewart has not stayed healthy for a full season his first two years.

Here is a breakdown of the Aggies top running back's from a year ago:

2009 RB Commits
Name 2010 Class National RB Rank Star Rating 09 Carries 09 Yards 09 YPC TD
Christine Michael So 3rd 5* 151 767 5.1 9
Kalvin Guyton RFr 46th 3* Redshirt
2008 RB Commits
Name 2010 Class National RB Rank Star Rating 09 Carries 09 Yards 09 YPC TD
Cyrus Gray Jr 5th 4* 156 752 4.8 5
2007 RB Commits
Name 2010 Class National RB Rank Star Rating 09 Carries 09 Yards 09 YPC TD
Bradley Stephens Jr 12th 4* 27 132 4.9 1


In 2009, A&M boasted the 25th ranked running game in the nation with underclassmen Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael and second in the Big 12 with 190 yards per game. Colorado, on the other hand, was the 11th ranked rushing team in the Big 12 and 113th in the nation this past year, totaling 87 yards a game. Colorado only returns one running back in Rodney Stewart who carried the ball more than 40 times a year ago. Demetrius Sumler was used as a situational blocking back in 2009 while Brian Lockridge only carried the ball 12 times. The Buffs have zero running back commits for the 2010 class.

Needless to say, Mister Jones looks to be one of seven at A&M while he would probably be one of two at Colorado. Hopefully Darian Hagan and Dan Hawkins can convey that message to Jones and get him to come on back to Boulder.